The commotion prior to the Bezalel Academy of Art Graduate Exhibition for the art, fashion and goldsmithing tracks was palpable. Some signs still had not been hung, and the printed materials were late because Bezalel insisted that all texts be available in Hebrew and Arabic. The large exhibition space housed incredible works by a small number of students, meaning that every piece could receive the attention due it. The excellence and vision of the works compensated for their relatively small number. Noam Merom-Hoch: I cannot properly convey the sense of this project, which was composed of a personal journey and diagrams burned onto one fabric that was painstakingly glued onto a base fabric in a perfectly matched contrasting color. Pictures cannot do justice to the works and their incredible details; you can only clearly see the specific elements if you peer closely at them. The official press tour continued to…

At the age of 27, Itamar Gilboa left a startup and the business sector and moved to Amsterdam to change his life and study art. His projects all stem from his personal experiences: identity, the transition from Israel to the Netherlands, the army, his relationship with his mother. Each time that Itamar settles on a project, he devotes himself to it so completely that it takes him several years of careful study to research and complete each it. The idea of food as a subject surfaced when Itamar moved to the Netherlands because the move changed his diet and way of life. He was curious to see the change itself. He began to document everything he ate for an entire year in a journal, without any self-critique or self-examination, and resolved not to make conscious changes during the process so as not to skew the results of the experiment. When…

When I got to know the wonderful dolls created by Studio Dor Carmon, I found so many important issues to address that I barely knew where to begin: the participation of Stratasys, a pioneer of 3D printing that uses its corporate social responsibility division to improve the quality of life of people with medical challenges through 3D technology; the many designers who joined the project under the direction of Dor Carmon; the list of sponsors and commercial entities who were part of this fantastic project and together succeeded to bring change to sick children; and, the fact that these sick kids finally are getting the recognition they deserve for their contribution to the exhibition at the Fresh Paint Art Fair. Of course, I also was enchanted by the truly successful and captivating designs that I wanted to take home myself. Dreams is a project to benefit children sick with cancer,…